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The 35-year-old three wheeler driver, Hewa Narandeniyage Chaminda of Makandura Kalahagama, who was involved in the controversial Akuressa incident of grasping the hands of former President and Kurunegala UPFA candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa said he held his hand in admiration when he was moving towards the stage among the crowd but he couldn’t get his hand back due to the pressure exerted by the crowd gathered around him.

Describing the incident to the media at the Matara UPFA main office he said,"I have been an SLFP supporter for the past 18 years. From my first vote I voted for the SLFP at every election. Even after his defeat I went to Medamulana and Carlton house to see him. I have on several occasions greeted him by holding his hands”

"I had consumed some beer when I went to the Akuressa meeting. Mahinda Rajapaksa was proceeding to the meeting passing the spot where we were waiting. As usual I felt the urge to touch and hold his hand through the crowd. However, with a sudden surge of the people from behind it became much difficult for me to get my hand back which was squeezed among the crowd at the time. The rumours that I was trying to remove his gold rings were baseless. He didn’t attempt to assault me. I regret this happening as I had a high regard for the savior of the country," he said.

Akuressa SLFP organizer Manoj Sirisena who arranged the media discussion said the UNP was exploiting the incident for political advantages trying to tarnish the image of the former president. He asked the people not to be misled by the false stories being spread by the UNP. (Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)
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  • Dee Saturday, 25 July 2015 12:34 PM

    Definitely a foreign conspiracy.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Saturday, 25 July 2015 12:55 PM

    Yes.MR too was trying to kiss him on his face with his hand. Fortunately missed it.

    Lionel Saturday, 25 July 2015 12:58 PM

    It appears that the three wheel driver is very well looked after by MR

    karthigesu Saturday, 25 July 2015 07:36 PM

    The stories re this incident now revealed by our politicians shows what great magicians they are.

    UPFA supporter Saturday, 25 July 2015 07:58 PM

    Another International conspiracy

    sk Saturday, 25 July 2015 09:13 PM

    You should have removed the ring from his finger

    lokka Sunday, 26 July 2015 02:50 PM

    its another political drama not new to srilankan politicians

    Bala Saturday, 25 July 2015 09:11 AM

    May also be a UPFA tactic to get publicity knowing how they will resort to anything to win - racial hatred and religious bigotry. They are past masters at twisting anything to suit.

    mangala Saturday, 25 July 2015 09:14 AM

    Mahinda had not attempted to assault the man instead he was about to kiss him. What we saw on the video was all UNP fabrication.

    ANTON Saturday, 25 July 2015 09:17 AM

    NOW HE HAS ANOTHER CASE, ..... DRIVING A THREE WHEELER , UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LIQUOR.

    dulan Sunday, 26 July 2015 07:20 AM

    Cutting the hand that is trying to kiss you

    Father to Son Saturday, 25 July 2015 09:18 AM

    Dear Readers,Grama Niladari who came so bravely, will have to say " mewata thami kiyanne Illan eating"

    vt Saturday, 25 July 2015 09:27 AM

    Yes this clearly shows that liquor was the main attraction at UPFA meetings and with MR supporters. Organizers of these meetings and gatherings are to be blamed. MR wants the crowd and he and his party members know what could attract the crowd.

    Bippity Boppity Boo Saturday, 25 July 2015 09:52 AM

    Ah! I am wondoring as to why he did not tie himself to a tree as a mark of respect. The standard method of showing resect is the UPFA culture.

    Lion Lanka Saturday, 25 July 2015 12:03 PM

    cheeee mahinda via DM iOS App

    Mick Saturday, 25 July 2015 12:06 PM

    Tree culture is with UNP now

    Poosari Podisamy Saturday, 25 July 2015 06:55 PM

    Is this an important piece of news. Sri Lanka is a country of some foolish political leaders and unethical journalists. Please get on with it. Be civilised and think and speak of importants topics for the betterment of the country.


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